Alberta’s cannabis industry ‘well ahead’ of other provinces: NotleyPosted by On’s Josh Dehaas, with files from CTV Calgary

Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:27PM EST

Alberta’s economy struggled in 2018 as a result of low oil prices, but the legalization of marijuana has been a relative bright spot, according to the premier.

Rachel Notley said in a year-end interview with CTV Calgary that Alberta appears to be “well ahead of the rest of the country” when it comes to retail cannabis.

As of New Year’s Day, there were 65 licensed retailers in the province, according to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Corporation, which licenses brick-and-mortar stores.

That’s compared to 12 shops in Quebec, one in British Columbia (with a…

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